What’s Hot: Assistants lead the way in the Healthcare Support group. Occupational Therapist Assistants (at $59,530) and Physical Therapist Assistants ($56,850) head up the Best Paid list, followed by Massage Therapists ($44,480) and Dental Assistants ($37,890), further indicate the high regard in which healthcare professionals are held.
What’s Not: On the other hand, Home Health Aides ($23,600) and Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers at $26,810, up from $22,790, could use a little more support of their own as they top the Least Paid list. It is interesting to compare the Veterinary Assistants, with the highly trained and regarded Veterinarians, who have a mean annual wage of $100,560.
Wage Estimates for the entire group can be found here.